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will probably find that he has learned what he has been all his life wishing to know, and
whal will be worth to him more than ten times its cost." — Nashville Whig.

"He descends to the minutest details of instruction, so that his book may be taken as
a manual for the practical operator." — N. Y. Evangelist.

Grape and Strawberry Culture.

chanan. With an Appendix, containing Directions for the Cultivation of the
Strawberry, by N. Long worth. Sixth Edition. 1 vol. 12mo., muslin, 75 cents.


"It contains much opportune and instructive information relative to the cultivation of
these two delicious fruits." — Michigan Farmer.

"One of the books which pass current through the world on account of the great
authority of the author's name." — Hoboken Gazette.

"There are no men better qualified for the undertaking." — Louisville Journal.

"It deals more with facts, with actual experience and observation, and less with specu-
lation, supposition and belief, than anything on the topic that has yet appeared in the
United States. In other words, a man may take it and plant a vineyard, and raise grapes
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" We can not too strongly recommend this little volume to the attention of all who have
a vine or strawberry-bed." — Farm and Shop.

"This book embodies the essential principles necessary to be observed in the successful
management of these fruits." — Boston Cultivator.

" We have on two or three occasions said of this little book, that it is the best we have
ever seen on the subjects of which it treats. A man with ordinary judgment can not fail
in grape or strawberry culture, if he tries to follow its advice." — Ohio Farmer.


The Wheat Plant,

Its Origin, Culture, Growth, Development, Composition, Varieties, Diseases, etc., to-
gether with a few Remarks on Indian Corn, its Culture, etc. By John H. Klip-
part, Corresponding Secretary of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture; Member of
the Academy of Natural Sciences, Cleveland; Honorary Member West. Acad. Nat.
Sciences, Cincinnati. Profusely illustrated, 1 vol. 12mo., muslin, $1.75.


"No work in the language will be found equal to it in the complete, thorough discus-
sion of the great cereal in its entire history. The book ought to be considered indispensa-
ble to every farmer, and will be an addition to the library of every intelligent merchant
as well as devotee to science." — Cincinnati Commercial.

"We have read it with profit and interest. It should be placed in the hands of every
farmer in Wisconsin. Ohio is one of the best wheat-growing States of the Union; yet
the average of wheat to the acre has declined from twenty-five to thirteen. In England
tlie crop has been more than doubled, until it now averages thirty-six bushels to the acre.
This has been accomplished by the closest attention to the wants of the soil." — Milwaukie
Daily Wisconsin.

"The author of this instructive treatise has employed the labor of many years to a
thorough investigation of the important plant to which it is devoted. A minute and ac-
curate knowledge of the subject is exhibited on every page ; and its fullness of detail,
clearness of illustration, and variety of information, must at once elevate it to the rank
of a standard authority." — New York Tribune.

" It would occupy too much space to go into a general review of this truly valuable
work, but we must content ourselves with a few brief sentences taken at random. . . .
It is highly important that it should be in the hands of every farmer in the Union." —
Iowa State Democrat.

"The first comprehensive treatise ever published in this country on this subject, and
perhaps the most thorough work on the subject ever published. The author has examined
the kindred publications of France and Germany, and with his own observations has com-
bined those of the most learned agricultural writers and naturalists. It is illustrated
with engravings representing the different varieties of this great plant, and of the insects
which are its bane and its destroyers." — Louisville Journal.

"The importance to farmers and all agriculturists of such a book as this, written with
great care by such an author, can not be too highly estimated. . . . Every farmer
should have a copy of this invaluable work. It will amply repay its cost." — Cleveland
Morning Leader.

"He has produced a work which should be in the hands of every agriculturist, as it
contains a vast amount of information which, if properly put in practice, must result in
better and more certain wheat crops." — Davenport Daily Gazette.

"We have examined this work with great interest, and have marked many of its pages
for future reference and quotation in our magazine." — American Farmer, Baltimore.

"The most elaborate, but also the most valuable, production hitherto published on that
important subject in this country." — Prof. Hoyt, in Wisconsin Farmer.

"To point out any particular portion as particularly excellent, where all is first-rate, ig
a difficult task. No farmer should be without it." — L. V. Bierce, in Ohio Farmer.

"It is the result of careful and untiring investigation, which, although conducted with
special reference to this crop, its varieties, growth, etc., in Ohio, can not but be of great
service to the farmers of other States." — Country Gentleman.

"This important work is just published. It is a book for those who wish to know and
keep on hand all that is interesting about wheat. Dull and routine men do not value
such a book; but those whose farming is a mental as well as a manual occupation, may


liere find a winter's reading, <a summer's observation, and a life's view of nature. Every
wheat-grower should master this work, and then keep it at hand for constant reference as
a wheat cyclopedia." — Toronto Daily Colonist.

"The papers upon Ergot, Bust, and the diseases and insects which have proved so
detrimental to the wheat crops for the last few years are very full, and contain facts of
great importance to the farming community." — Warren Chronicle.

"Mr. Klippart has done himself much credit, and the State service, in producing this
work, which bears upon every page evidence of line observation, untiring industry, and
sound judgment." — Zanesville Courier.

"Take it all in all, it is an exceedingly valuable book. Every farmer in the State
should have a copy." — Hamilton Intelligencer.

"Looked at either as a scientific essay, or a practical hand-book, the value of Mr.
Klippart's work must be instantly acknowledged. His book abounds in the widest and
fullest information, and the most interesting results. No point of clearness is sacrificed
to thoroughness. It is succinct, lucid, and satisfactory. We congratulate the author on
the successful accomplishment of so great a task." — Portsmouth Tribune.

"We know of no person in the country better qualified — from his thorough acquaint-
ance with the principles of agricultural chemistry, his knowledge of the German and
French languages, and his connection with the Ohio State Board of Agriculture as Cor-
responding Secretary — to write a treatise on this great staple cereal, than Mr. Klippart.
Notwithstanding so much has been written about agriculture, yet this most important
subject has remained almost uninvestigated. Mr. Klippart shows that the capacity of
the United States for the production of wheat is greatly overestimated, and that in the
vain belief that 'we can feed the world from our surplus,' we have squandered our re-
sources. Mr. Klippart gives it as his opinion, that Ohio has reached her maximum of
wheat production, and if not retrograding, is at least stationary. The average will con-
tinue to grow less, unless an improved system of agriculture is generally adopted." —
Cincinnati Daily Gazette.

The Three Great Temptations of Young Men,

Wi'h several Lectures addressed to Business and Professional Men, by Samuel W.
Fisher. 1 vol. 12mo., 336 pages, SI. 25. Contents: — The Sirens; The Wine-cup;
The Card-table; The Christian Lawyer; The Mosaic Law of Usury; The Slayer of t lie
Strong; The Play house; The Web of Vice; The Path of Infidelity; Commercial Morality.


"A work of unusual attraction. We know not where to have seen these subjects so
impressively, yet so properly and guardedly examined. Far above common-place speci-
mens. They expose dangers of terrible imminence, and urge persuasions of incompara-
ble importance, in a way that offends not the taste, yet reaches the heart and engages the
thoughts."— N. Y. Evangelist.

"Able and often eloquent. ... A work which may well be put into the hands of
youth just entering upon life." — N. Y. Observer.

"We shall put the book by upon one of the choice shelves of our private library." —
Boston Congregationalist.

"Paints in vigorous language the horrible consequences of vice." — Boston Post.

"We would that every young man in the land could be persuaded to read it carefully."
Louhiv'dle Recorder.

" Written in a style most inviting to youth and worthy of a very wide circulation." —
Christian Herald.

"The man who sits down to the perusal of this volume must rise up wiser and better,
if there be any virtue in good counsel beautifully and touchingly given." — Madison Courier


The Science of Education,

AND AKT OF TEACHING. In two parts. By John Ogden, A. M. 1 vol. 12mo.,
4S0 pages, $1.50. It is proper to say that Mr. Ogden has for many years been engaged
almost exclusively with Teachers and in Normal Schools.


"The truly philosophical and thoroughly practical methods of early culture, suggested
to the primary teacher, if faithfully acted on, would make our elementary schools scenes
of the most attractive and delightful, as well as instructive, occupation for childhood." —
Iter. Win. Russell, State Educational Lecturer, Massachusetts.

" My Dear Sir : Allow me to say that, in my humble judgment, you have struck the
right vein, both in the conception and execution of your ideas regarding the Philosophy
of Teaching. You afford a splendid contribution to our limited means for the training
of Teachers. A good scholar merely has fulfilled only one of the conditions essential to
a good educator. What we most need is a clear elucidation and a scientific classification
of the principles of education, so that they may be mastered and applied to the rearing
and training of rational and immortal beings. I need not assure you that this task you
have, according to my notions, most happily executed. The application of diagrams to
the work seems to me to be a happy thought, addressing the subject to that most perfect
of all senses, the sense of sight." — Win. F. P.'ielps, A. M. f Principal of the Xew Jersey
State formal Schools.

"It is by far the best work of the kind with which I am acquainted." — Cyrus Knowl-
ton, Esq., Principal of Hughes High School, Cincinnati.

"Messrs. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin: I have given attention to every work an-
nounced in England or this country, treating upon this subject; and I niav say, without
hesitation, that Mr. Ogden's treatise is, in its conception and arrangement, the most scien-
tific among them all. It can not be read by the teacher without great practical advantage;
it will prepare him for the business of the school-room ; it will give new direction to his
speculations ; it will, I believe, greatly assist to establish the business of teaching as a

"Schoolmasters owe it to themselves and their profession to give this book a circula-
tion never yet reached by any of a similar character. Its use should not be confined to
teachers alone. It should find a place in the library of every family, as the most valu-
able contribution yet made in our language for the advancement of education." — A. J.
Riekoff, late Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools.

"Ogden on Education. — Is a very full and systematic work on the general subject
of education, full of suggestive thoughts, tersely expressed. They deserve and demand
proper consideration, seasoned by that confidence in their author which his evident care-
fulness and experience beget." — Rhode Island Schoolmaster.

"Is just the hand-book for teachers who intend to be thorough and foremost in their
profession. Intelligent parents would find it an interesting and valuable aid in the hours
when they 'ponder in their hearts' how to bring up children." — Toronto (C. W.) Colonist.

"A very elaborate, philosophical, and thorough work on a great subject, too much
overlooked by thinking men. . . . Must be immensely valuable to every parent and
teacher." — X. Y. Observer.

" Contains, in a single volume, a great deal of valuable material. The whole subject
of human culture is laid before the reader, and treated in simple yet comprehensive lan-
guage. . . . Parents and teachers should be induced to study this excellent work." —
Massachusetts Teacher.

" Has many features, both novel and ingenious, which entitle it to consideration as an
original work." — Xew York Century.


Art of Elocution :

Day, A. M., author of "The Art of Book-Keeping," "Rhetorical Praxis," Editor
of " Hamilton's Logic, Reduced and Prepared for Use in Colleges and Schools," and
formerly Professor of Rhetoric in " Western Reserve College." This work is the fruit
of much experience in teaching, and of long and earnest study. 1 vol. 12mo., 384
pages, $1.50.


"Prof. Day has gone over the subject with much care, and endeavored to form an art
where Dr. Rush had created a science. He has laid open briefly but clearly the great
facts relating to the voice in connection with a series of exercises, designed to give the
pupil a perfect command of the organs of speech, and a clear conception of what he actu-
ally does with his voice in expressing the various modifications of thought and feeling.
Such a course of exercises is. admirably adapted to break up the dull, inarticulate, me-
chanical mode of speaking formed by so many in early life, and perpetuated by the hur-
ried and declamatory style of speaking prevalent in most schools.

"His explanations are far more clear and practical than those of any writer we know
of, who has attempted to lay open the subject so fully ; and we do trust that much good
will result from a general circulation of this work among teachers. It will give definite
views on many subjects which were wrapped in mystery till Dr. Rush commenced his
investigations, and which are still very imperfectly understood by many who think them-
selves acquainted with the general principles of his treatise. Prof. Day, however, has
examined for himself. He has not trusted to the dicta of any man. He has seen reason
to differ from Dr. Rush on some minor points, and has given the subject a very thorough
and searching examination in all its material parts." — Professor Goodrich, of Yale Col-
lege, Editor of the more recent editions of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

A Professor of high standing in another of our best colleges, in a private note, thus
speaks of it : "I know not how to do without it. I know of nothing which I could sub-
stitute for it."

" This a good book, prepared by a good man for a good purpose. The author was,
some thirty years ago, valedictorian at Yale, and then tutor in that college. Subse-
quently, for some years he was Professor of Rhetoric in Western Reserve College, and
now he worthily fills the office of President of the Ohio Female College, at College Hill.
A better text-book on the Art of Elocution we have never met." — Ohio Educational

"Prof. Day's Rhetoric has a very high reputation; and this book is what might be
expected from the author of that work. The treatise on the Art of Elocution is simple,
complete, systematic, and scientific. The extracts are well chosen. We commend the
work highly." — Rhode Island Schoolmaster.

"I have examined the work of H. N. Day, on 'The Art of Elocution,' with much
pleasure. Having put parts of the work to a practical test, I would cheerfully commend
it to the attention of teachers and public speakers." — Professor Sylla, of the University of

The Systematic Accountant:

THE ART OF BOOK-KEEPING; Methodically unfolded in its principles, and
illustrated by copious exercises, for use in schools and private stud/. By Henry N.
Day, A. M. Author of "Elements of the Art of Rhetoric," "Rhetorical Praxis," and
" The Art of Elocution." 1 vol. 12mo., 168 pages, 75 cents.


Rhetorical Praxis,

THE PRINCIPLES OP RHETORIC, Exemplified and Applied in copious Exercises
for Systematic Practice, chiefly in the Development of the Thought. By Henry N.
Day, D. D., LL.D., author of " Elements of the Art of Rhetoric," and formerly
Professor of Rhetoric in Western Reserve College. 1 vol. 12mo., $1.12.


"I have examined it carefully and with much satisfaction. I believe it is a most ex-
cellent work, and needs only to be known to secure for it an introduction into all our
High Schools. We have adopted it as a text-book." — John Lynch, Superintendent of
CircleviUe (0.) Public Schools.

"Books of Rhetorical Praxis are usually the dullest and most unprofitable of all text-
books. The ingenious author of this volume has certainly proposed to himself the true
ideal to be accomplished in teaching Rhetoric; for he would teach his pupil to write by
teaching him to think. We believe this book to be superior to any other of the kind, and
to have the highest claim upon practical teachers for a trial, for its thoroughness, its
comprehensiveness, as well as for the great ingenuity and skill with which it has been
prepared. We recommend it most cordially to teachers." — New Englander.

"The design of this work is to train the pupil in the principles of Rhetoric as applied
to the unfolding of thought ; so that Rhetoric, instead of an artificial code of rules, is a
philosophical outgrowth of ideas and the principles of language. The plan is excellent,
and the various exercises are prepared with judgment and skill. The pupil is taught to
analyze his ideas; to get at the theme or proposition to be stated; and then to frame this
in appropriate words. Professor Day brings to his task philosophical judgment, refined
taste and practical experience. His work should become a text-book in all schools, in
lieu of the customary exercises in composition." — Neio York Independent.

"It is a thoroughly practical treatise for developing the art of discourse upon a true
idea. Almost all systems of Rhetoric which are in common use in the English language
proceed upon the idea that style is everything, and pay but little attention to the thought
itself. This work just reverses these plans, goes back to the systems of the Greek fathers
in Rhetoric, and finds the true doctrine in the fact so well stated by Daniel Webster, that
'all true power in writing is in the idea, not in the style,' and that the first of all requi-
sites, as Sir Walter Scott observes, is in 'having something to say.' The 'Development
of the Thought' is the basis; and when the thought stands out in all its well-built pro-
portions, the drapery of style is thrown around it. No better book can be placed in the
hands of young students in our male colleges. It should be closely studied by every
Freshman class in every college, and in all the high schools in this country. "We sin-
cerely wish we could have had this book years ago." — Educational Repository and Family
Monthly, Atlanta, Georgia.

"This work is truly scientific and practical. It seizes the old idea of invention, unfolded
by both Aristotle and Cicero, and develops it in the light of modern metaphysics, and
thus illuminates it and adapts it to the present analysis of the mental powers. It is, to all
intents and purposes, the art of thinking, rather than of writing. It makes thought the
pedestal, style the shaft, ideas the soul and body too of composition, style the mere habil-
iments — the having something to say — the motive power — the manner of saying it —
the mere machinery; in one case characterized by strength, in another by grace, beauty,
and polish. Let teachers try it; they will not be disappointed. It is an aid in the right
direction." — New York Observer.


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